Accession Number : ADA297578

Title :   Review of Division Structure Initiatives.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Sep 93-Sep 94,

Corporate Author : HUMAN RESOURCES RESEARCH ORGANIZATION ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s) : Ford, Pat ; Burba, Edwin H., Jr. ; Christ, Richard E.

PDF Url : ADA297578

Report Date : OCT 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 141

Abstract : In anticipation of more demanding challenges even as it also experiences declining resources, the Army must reshape its combat organizations to be more versatile. A likely question for this redesign effort is "How have divisions evolved to their current status?" The project reported here collected and evaluated 208 documents to help answer that question. The focus was set on post-Vietnam initiatives in general and the following five initiatives in particular: Triple Capabilities (TRICAP) study; Division Restructuring/Study/Evaluation (DRS/DRE); Army 86 (Heavy and Infantry Divisions and Separate Brigades); High Technology Light division (HTLD); and Army of Excellence (AOE) (Light and Heavy Divisions). This report is intended to be a source of information on previous division structure initiatives and an overview of lessons learned from those initiatives. It contains a chronology of division design and structure initiatives, as well as an overview of each initiative and a summary of the major conceptual and organizational features pertinent to each initiative. The main body of the report concludes with a summary of overall trends, recommendations, and persistent issues. The appendices to the report contain abstracts of pertinent documents the authors identified, reviewed, and copied that relate to each of the initiatives.

Descriptors :   *ARMY PERSONNEL, *DIVISION LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, TEST AND EVALUATION, SOURCES, WARFARE, LESSONS LEARNED, ORGANIZATIONS, INFANTRY, BRIGADE LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS.

Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE